Do you have an afternoon or two during Christmas when you just chill and watch movies? Well, one of the things I look forward to beside festive celebrations, eating yummy food, getting all dressed up and catching up with family and friends, is one day when Balazs and I can just relax in comfy jammies and watch a couple of movies that are not necessarily full on Christmas-y but in our home they are Christmas-approved:) So if you fancy a break from the festive classics here are 10 films that we love watching over and over again during the jolly season.
1. Only You, 1994 - it has romance written all over it, especially since Robert Downey Jr. plays in it. It's all about destiny, faith and believing that true soul-mates will ultimately always find each other. What do you think? Do you belive that there is one person for everyone? Or not?
2. Hitch, 2005 - the witty Will Smith plays the "love doctor" who helps other men find love - and in the end he even helps himself. Oh boy, they really need help:) Check out the dancing - giggle!
3. The Family Man, 2000 - a touching, but equally funny romcom with the ever-charming Nicolas Cage.
4. Joe Versus the Volcano, 1990 - this little-known film from the Meg Ryan/Tom Hanks era has a unique atmosphere and a quirky edge; an endearing flick worthy for the holiday mood.
5. Reality Bites, 1994 - a classic coming-of-age comedy with the necessary 90's coolness and a list of great actors in early roles: Winona Ryder, Ethan Hawke, Ben Stiller - and see if you can spot Renée Zellweger.
6. One Fine Day, 1996 - the sweetest little romantic comedy with Michelle Pfeiffer and the foxy George Clooney, before he became the silver fox he is today ;)
7. Groundhog Day, 1993 - a movie you can watch over and over and over again (get it? :) )...Bill Murray is funny as always in this comedy where you find out how many different ways can you spend that same one day.
8. The Distinguished Gentleman, 1992 - Eddie Murphy at his very best - you cannot spend a Xmas season without one of his comedies - this political satire certainly ticks all the boxes.
9. Erin Brockovich, 2000 - uplifting drama with the brilliant Julie Roberts that earned her an Oscar; based on a true story, a film with a lot of subtle humour and excellent acting.
10. Trapped in Paradise, 1994 - another one with Nick Cage, with a little help from the genius Jon Lovitz and (Mike Myers' sidekick from Wayne's World) Dana Carvey (whatever happened to him, btw?) - a classic holiday flick in every way - funny, heartwarming - a must see!
Loves, what's your all time favourite Christmas film? Or a few? Have you seen any of those films before? xo
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